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Interns@swissre - Investment Analyst Intern


Interns@swissre - Investment Analyst Intern 

About Swiss Re

The Swiss Re Group is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. It anticipates and manages risk – from natural catastrophes to climate change, from ageing populations to cybercrime. The aim of the Swiss Re Group is to enable society to thrive and progress, creating new opportunities and solutions for its clients. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1863, the Swiss Re Group operates through a network of around 80 offices globally. It is organised into three Business Units, each with a distinct strategy and set of objectives contributing to the Group’s overall mission.


About the Role

This is your opportunity to do an internship at one of the world's leading reinsurers with a team of motivated investment professionals within Swiss Re's Asset Management (AM) unit. Do you have a passion for financial markets and long-term, sustainable investing? Do you like analyzing financial markets to support investment actions? In this role, we are looking for someone to contribute to key investment initiatives and support processes along our investment activity as well as coordinate management communication materials. You will join AM's Client Solutions and Analytics team working with Portfolio Implementation and Investment Steering experts, working closely with senior investment professionals and contributing to broader cross-department work. Your key accountabilities may include:


  • Support the team in analyzing and implementing overall investment strategies for specific Business Units from a subsidiary insurance carrier's point of view
  • Define and maintain asset class specific investment mandates including the definition of appropriate investment benchmarks, return objectives and risk limits
  • Help coordinate asset-liability management (ALM) decisions on an ongoing basis including supporting periodic committees to make decisions on how to reposition the portfolio for liability updates or other benchmark changes
  • Support projects regarding external messaging and positions of Group AM, including conducting analysis on peers
  • Contribute to the preparation of committee materials


About the team

As the AM division, we are managing the assets generated from our core insurance and reinsurance business. We drive sustainable performance by following a disciplined, long-term oriented investment approach and focusing on a high-quality investment portfolio. As a global team of investment professionals, we ensure a strong contribution to Swiss Re's financial performance. In addition, we also support the company's thought leadership on long-term and responsible investing themes, and act as a "Centre of Excellence" for financial market expertise. You will be working with high-potential employees in close interaction with more senior financial market professionals of the various investment teams. Through multiple projects and daily tasks, you will work with colleagues across AM, while reporting directly to the Head of Business Unit Portfolio Implementation.


About you 

  • You are either close to completion or have already completed your university degree in Finance, Science (Math / Physics) or Economics
  • You demonstrate a solid understanding of financial market functioning, data analysis and/or macroeconomics
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications. VB programming, Bloomberg skills are a plus
  • Highly motivated, with an open mind set, and eager to learn
  • Good research and analytical skills, with the ability to apply concepts to financial markets in a rigorous, concise and timely manner
  • Able to focus and pay attention to detail without losing track of the bigger picture
  • You have the capacity to readily adapt to a changing and dynamic environment as well as being innovative and showing a high degree of own initiative
  • Team-player, willingness to contribute actively to the overall team spirit
  • Very good communication and interpersonal skills


Duration of internship: May 26-August 14, 2022

Reference Code: 106580 


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